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Archive Team

Formed in 2009, the Archive Team (not to be confused with the archive.org Archive-It Team) is a rogue archivist collective dedicated to saving copies of rapidly dying or deleted websites for the sake of history and digital heritage. The group is 100% composed of volunteers and interested parties, and has expanded into a large amount of related projects for saving online and digital history.

History is littered with hundreds of conflicts over the future of a community, group, location or business that were "resolved" when one of the parties stepped ahead and destroyed what was there. With the original point of contention destroyed, the debates would fall to the wayside. Archive Team believes that by duplicated condemned data, the conversation and debate can continue, as well as the richness and insight gained by keeping the materials. Our projects have ranged in size from a single volunteer downloading the data to a small-but-critical site, to over 100 volunteers stepping forward to acquire terabytes of user-created data to save for future generations.

The main site for Archive Team is at archiveteam.org and contains up to the date information on various projects, manifestos, plans and walkthroughs.

This collection contains the output of many Archive Team projects, both ongoing and completed. Thanks to the generous providing of disk space by the Internet Archive, multi-terabyte datasets can be made available, as well as in use by the Wayback Machine, providing a path back to lost websites and work.

Our collection has grown to the point of having sub-collections for the type of data we acquire. If you are seeking to browse the contents of these collections, the Wayback Machine is the best first stop. Otherwise, you are free to dig into the stacks to see what you may find.

The Archive Team Panic Downloads are full pulldowns of currently extant websites, meant to serve as emergency backups for needed sites that are in danger of closing, or which will be missed dearly if suddenly lost due to hard drive crashes or server failures.

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collections
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movies
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web
39,171
data
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software
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audio
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2019
50,136
2018
152,475
2017
156,378
2016
46,395
2015
38,242
2014
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archiveteam
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video
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Youtube
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videobot
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colesnicov tv, film, medienproduktion kg
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european parliament
11,089
university of california
10,746
radio and television broadcasting committee of the democratic people's republic of korea
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british pathé
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george mason university
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English
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Hungarian
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ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
collection
16,725
ITEMS
670.8M
VIEWS
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eye 670.8M
ArchiveBot is an IRC bot designed to automate the archival of smaller websites (e.g. up to a few hundred thousand URLs). You give it a URL to start at, and it grabs all content under that URL, records it in a WARC, and then uploads that WARC to ArchiveTeam servers for eventual injection into the Internet Archive (or other archive sites). To use ArchiveBot, drop by #archivebot on EFNet. To interact with ArchiveBot, you issue commands by typing it into the channel. Note you will need channel...
Topics: archiveteam, archivebot, webcrawl, robot, love
Archive Team: The News Roundup
collection
31,989
ITEMS
230.8M
VIEWS
by Archive Team
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eye 230.8M
Archive Team now searches many, many news sites, including extensive worldwide and obscure sources, to capture unique news stories for history.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 125.9M
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: Wiki Wiki Wiki
collection
151
ITEMS
34.6M
VIEWS
collection
eye 34.6M
A collection of various Wikis throughout the internet, gathered as a last resting spot.
Archive Team: The Wretch Wrench
collection
2,165
ITEMS
32.1M
VIEWS
collection
eye 32.1M
Wretch (Chinese: 無名小站; pinyin: wúmíng xiǎo zhàn) is a Taiwanese community web site; in Chinese, its name means Nameless Little Site. It is the most well-known blog community in Taiwan with thousands of users registered. Wretch provides free photo album, and blog hosting services. Four languages, including English, are available. A more extensive VIP version is offered. It is the top visited site in Traditional Chinese languages and the second in Taiwan after Yahoo Taiwan according...
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 31.8M
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: The Pomf Pillow Fight
collection
143
ITEMS
30.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 30.7M
POMF is a sound effect and onomatopoeia describing the sound someone makes as they fall onto a bed or a similar surface. It is commonly described through the symbolia =3 and combined with the catchphrase “What are we gonna do on the bed?”. On the internet, the term has gained usage in both verbal and image variations and is often used as an exploitable.
Archive Team: The Miiverse Reverse
collection
22,167
ITEMS
19.2M
VIEWS
collection
eye 19.2M
Remember that one time Nintendo tried to build its own social network? Unless you had a Wii U, you probably don't -- but it was called Miiverse, and it was weird, awkward and kind of wonderful. The odd social platform let users take screenshots in most Wii U and 3DS games (a feature otherwise missing from many of Nintendo's consoles, yet common on other platforms), chat about games with other users and draw fan art. But it wasn't long for this world. Late last year, Nintendo shuttered Miiverse...
The Archive Team Just In Time Grabs
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60,501
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16.9M
VIEWS
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eye 16.9M
The hardest part about our transient, shallow world wide web is the terrifying swiftness in which data disappears. To this end, Archive Team members have often bravely strapped on miner's helmets and flashlights, dove into the flaming wreckage of a dying site, and grabbed a copy for all of time. Some of these rescues, consisting of what we could grab, are being saved here. Please Note: Some of these items were not burning as brightly or recently as others - they might be merely considered...
Archive Team: The Xanga Conga
collection
455
ITEMS
14.9M
VIEWS
collection
eye 14.9M
Xanga /ˈzæŋɡə/ is a website that hosts weblogs, photoblogs, and social networking profiles. It is operated by Xanga.com, Inc., based in New York City. In September of 2013 Xanga relaunched under the assumed name of Xanga 2.0. Xanga/Xanga 2.0 is no longer a free blogging webspace. Users will now have to pay an annual fee of $48.00. The intellectual property of many users has since been lost. Xanga only saved archives from users that posted in the last five years (2008-2013). On their...
Topics: Xanga, Doomed, Archive Team
Archive Team: WEBSHOTS Freeze Frame
collection
2,437
ITEMS
8M
VIEWS
collection
eye 8M
A "Freeze Frame" of the WEBSHOTS Website, on the occasion of it announcing deletion.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 7.6M
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: The Panoramio Phinish
collection
9,542
ITEMS
5.6M
VIEWS
collection
eye 5.6M
Google has been planning to shut down panoramic photo sharing site Panoramio since September 2014. The initial plan was to merge it with Google Views which was a similar product. However, due to feedback from the Panoramio community they held off that move. Frank did an in depth post about this in June 2015. Since then Google Views itself was merged into Street View. Google has now announced that they are finally shutting down Panoramio for good. As of November 4th, 2016, they will stop...
collection
eye 3.9M
This item contains regular captures of Dutch news websites in screenshot and WARC format. Dit item bevat de homepages van Nederlandse nieuwswebsites als screenshot en in WARC-formaat.
Topic: archivebot
Topic: archivebot
Archive Team: My Little Punchfork
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47
ITEMS
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VIEWS
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January 3rd, 2013 Dear Punchfork Community, Today we are excited to share the news that Pinterest has acquired Punchfork! Since launching in January 2011, our mission at Punchfork has been to help home cooks discover new, high quality recipes and share them with family and friends. It is a mission driven by a belief in the ability of web and mobile platforms to inspire our lives offline--at home, in our communities, and for Punchfork, wherever meals are shared. To cooking aficionados, Pinterest...
Archive Team: VideoBot
collection
129,095
ITEMS
2.8M
VIEWS
by Archive Team
collection
eye 2.8M
The ArchiveTeam Videobot is an automated collector of relevant and historic video items, making them playable and preserved on the Internet Archive.
Archive Team: Google Code Red
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1,029
ITEMS
2.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 2.7M
When we started the Google Code project hosting service in 2006, the world of project hosting was limited. We were worried about reliability and stagnation, so we took action by giving the open source community another option to choose from. Since then, we’ve seen a wide variety of better project hosting services such as GitHub and Bitbucket bloom. Many projects moved away from Google Code to those other systems. To meet developers where they are, we ourselves migrated nearly a thousand of...
Topic: archivebot
Mirrortube
collection
208,481
ITEMS
2.6M
VIEWS
collection
eye 2.6M
The mirroring of Youtube involves collections of high-contention or representative videos and providing a more permanent home for these videos. They are meant for historical records and research.
EROshare Overshare
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166
ITEMS
2.6M
VIEWS
collection
eye 2.6M
Dear Erosharers, It’s been a pleasure serving the amateur community these past few years.  The amount of growth and demand we’ve experienced has been phenomenal to say the least. Sadly, we are no longer able to offer this service.  Eroshare.com will shut down on June 30th, 2017. Albums will remain viewable until that day. Please download and backup your files.  We wish everyone the best in their passions and pursuits!  Regards,  Randy and Paul
Topic: archivebot
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 2.1M
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 1.8M
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: Angering the Hyves
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519
ITEMS
1.8M
VIEWS
by Archive Team
collection
eye 1.8M
Hyves is a small social networking site in the Netherlands with mainly Dutch visitors and members, where it competes with sites such as Facebook and MySpace. Hyves was founded in 2004 by Raymond Spanjar and Floris Rost van Tonningen. The service is available in both Dutch and English. In May 2010 Hyves had more than 10.3 million accounts. These correspond to two thirds of the size of the Dutch population (which stands at over 16 million in 2010), however these include multiple accounts per...
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 1.8M
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: The Formspring Final Answer
collection
1,479
ITEMS
1.6M
VIEWS
collection
eye 1.6M
Formspring was a question-and-answer-based social networking service for social conversations operated by Formspring.me, Inc. It was launched on 1 November 2009 by Ade Olonoh, the founder of online form builder Formstack. In May 2013, Spring.me acquired the assets of Formspring. The rebranded website was officially launched in beta in September 2013 and launched publicly in November 2013. Formspring was launched in Indianapolis in November 2009 by the founder of online form builder Formstack,...
Archive Team: The News Roundup
web
eye 1.4M
favorite 0
comment 0
A collection of news articles grabbed from a wide variety of sources around the world automatically by Archive Team scripts.
archiveteam_furaffinity
collection
132
ITEMS
1.4M
VIEWS
collection
eye 1.4M
This is a grab of FurAffinity.net, a site hosting art of interest to the furry fandom. The grab is from 2015. See http://archiveteam.org/index.php?title=FurAffinity for more details.
Archive Team: Wiki Wiki Wiki
web
eye 1.4M
favorite 0
comment 0
ARCHIVE TEAM: Tumblr Takes a Tumble
collection
1,804
ITEMS
1.4M
VIEWS
collection
eye 1.4M
TUMBLR is a blogging site that was later purchased by Verizon/Oath and experienced a transient removal from the Apple Store over lack of policing of its content; Tumblrs response was to build an automated foot-shooting machine and commit online suicide. This is a general scale archiving of tumblr blogs marked for deletion.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 1.3M
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 1.3M
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: The Yuku Hulu
collection
103
ITEMS
1.3M
VIEWS
collection
eye 1.3M
Yuku Saves
Archiveteam: The Patch.Com Grab
collection
38
ITEMS
1.3M
VIEWS
collection
eye 1.3M
Patch reports on everything you need to know about your town, from local government to school news to what to do with your family this weekend. And your local Patch makes it easy for you and your neighbors to connect and post your news and events too. All of this, plus comprehensive listings of local restaurants and shops, home improvement services and businesses, events, and more – all in one place – in over 1,000 communities and counting.
Topic: archivebot
Archive Team: The News Roundup
web
eye 1.2M
favorite 0
comment 0
A collection of news articles grabbed from a wide variety of sources around the world automatically by Archive Team scripts.
Archive Team: Wiki Wiki Wiki
web
eye 1.1M
favorite 0
comment 0
Topic: archivebot
Archive Team: Preposterous! The Posterous Grab
collection
447
ITEMS
1.1M
VIEWS
collection
eye 1.1M
Posterous will turn off on April 30 : Posterous launched in 2008. Our mission was to make it easier to share photos and connect with your social networks. Since joining Twitter almost one year ago, we’ve been able to continue that journey, building features to help you discover and share what’s happening in the world – on an even larger scale. On April 30th, we will turn off posterous.com and our mobile apps in order to focus 100% of our efforts on Twitter. This means that as of April 30,...
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 1M
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: Gamefront Files
collection
2,070
ITEMS
1M
VIEWS
collection
eye 1M
Files and Assets from GameFront.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 990,415
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: Chromebot Collection
collection
348
ITEMS
969,373
VIEWS
collection
eye 969,373
Chromebot is an experimental parallel to Archivebot (the Archive Team web crawler) to provide additional ways to archive websites in reproducible ways.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 955,492
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: The Musicbrainz File Brain Dump
collection
25
ITEMS
926,079
VIEWS
collection
eye 926,079
MusicBrainz is a project that aims to create an open content music database. Similar to the freedb project, it was founded in response to the restrictions placed on the CDDB. However, MusicBrainz has expanded its goals to reach beyond a compact disc metadata storehouse to become a structured open online database for music. MusicBrainz captures information about artists, their recorded works, and the relationships between them. Recorded works entries capture at a minimum the album title, track...
Archive Team: Wiki Wiki Wiki
web
eye 922,057
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 891,396
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Topic: archivebot
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 856,238
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Topic: archivebot
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 814,116
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: The News Roundup
web
eye 799,914
favorite 0
comment 0
A collection of news articles grabbed from a wide variety of sources around the world automatically by Archive Team scripts.
Archive Team: Wiki Wiki Wiki
web
eye 795,959
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 790,560
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: Wiki Wiki Wiki
web
eye 776,465
favorite 0
comment 0
Archive Team: The Orkut Cut-up
collection
62
ITEMS
770,969
VIEWS
collection
eye 770,969
Archive Team: The Orkut Cut-up
Archive Team: Wiki Wiki Wiki
web
eye 758,444
favorite 0
comment 0
Archive Team: Wiki Wiki Wiki
web
eye 756,889
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 756,704
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 739,419
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: Wiki Wiki Wiki
web
eye 717,307
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 703,977
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: Wiki Wiki Wiki
web
eye 697,631
favorite 0
comment 0
Topic: archivebot
Topic: archivebot
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 674,853
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Topic: archivebot
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 651,077
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Topic: archivebot
Archive Team: The Dailybooth Freeze Frame
collection
204
ITEMS
632,468
VIEWS
collection
eye 632,468
DailyBooth was a photoblogging website designed for users to take a photo of themselves every day with a caption, in order to document and share their life with others, thus the slogan "your life in pictures." It was similar to social-networking websites such as Twitter in that you could follow other users and allow them to follow you in turn and get real-time updates on what other people are doing. The user base was geared towards teens. In August, 2009, the site was reported to have...
The Archive Team FortuneCity Rescue
collection
61
ITEMS
620,224
VIEWS
collection
eye 620,224
From Wikipedia: FortuneCity was a webhosting service based in New York City. The service was founded in 1997 by Richard Jones and Dan Metcalfe, two British entrepreneurs. It had over one million users. It achieved some limited fame when it collaborated with Warner Brothers to create a community called AcmeCity, which allowed users to create a web site using WB characters, logos, etc. without infringing on copyright. When FortuneCity first came online, it offered a free web hosting account with...
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 617,103
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.